Wednesday, November 09, 2011

BBC News - NHS: Elderly care dossier shows 'shameful attitudes'

A dossier containing "shameful" stories about the care elderly patients receive in NHS hospitals in England has been published by campaigners.

The Patients Association said the 16 cases include people being denied pain relief, left to sit in their own faeces and going without food and drink.

It comes after criticism from other groups and the charity said it was highlighting the tip of the iceberg.

The government said it was determined to "root out poor performance".

A programme of unannounced inspections would continue, the Department of Health added.

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